DND senior officer appointments, promotions 2019
DND ANNOUNCEMENT
© 2019 FrontLine (Vol 16, No 1)

On 12 February, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), announced the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promo­tions, and retirements for 2019. The total number of permanent General Officer and Flag Officer positions required to meet the demands of the Canadian Armed Forces now stands at 116 (105  Regular Force and 11 Reserve Force). This list includes General Officers and Flag Officers who retired in the latter stage of 2018 or will retire in 2019.

Retirements, Promotions and Appointments 2019


JULY 2019 UPDATE
After distinguished service to Canada, Lieutenant-General P.F. Wynnyk, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, will retire from service on 9 August, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

  • Lieutenant-General J.M. Lanthier will be appointed Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, replacing LGen P.F. Wynnyk.
     
  • Lieutenant-General W.D. Eyre will be appointed Commander Canadian Army, replacing Lieutenant-General J.M. Lanthier.
     
  • Rear-Admiral H.C. Edmundson will be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and will be appointed Commander Military Personnel Command, replacing Lieutenant-General W.D. Eyre. 
     
  • Major-General S.J.R. Whelan will be appointed Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command, replacing Rear-Admiral H.C. Edmundson.
     
  • Brigadier-General J.R.M. Gagné will be promoted to Major-General and will be appointed Chief Military Personnel Strategic Programs, replacing Major-General S.J.R. Whelan.
     
  • Colonel F.G. Carpentier will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed as Commander 2 Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East), in Montreal QC, replacing Brigadier-General M.A.J. Carignan.

FEBRUARY 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
After distinguished service to Canada, Lieutenant-General J.C.G. Juneau will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

  • Major-General O.H. Lavoie will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in Naples Italy, replacing LGen Juneau.
     
  • Brigadier-General T.J. Cadieu will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ, replacing MGen Lavoie.
     
  • Brigadier-General S.M. Lacroix will be appointed Commander 3rd Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (West), in Edmonton, replacing BGen Cadieu.

After distinguished service to Canada, Lieutenant-General C.A. Lamarre will retire from service, resulting in the following appointment:

  • Lieutenant-General W.D. Eyre will be appointed Commander Military Personnel Command, at NDHQ, replacing LGen Lamarre.

After distinguished service to Canada, Vice-Admiral M.F.R. Lloyd will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

  • Rear-Admiral A.G. McDonald will be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, at NDHQ, replacing VAdm Lloyd.
     
  • Commodore C.F. Sutherland will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Navy, at NDHQ, replacing RAdm Mcdonald.
     
  • Colonel Y.N. Thomson will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Director General Military Careers, at NDHQ, replacing Cmdre Sutherland.

After distinguished service to Canada, Major-General P. Ormsby will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointments:

  • Commodore J.A.S. Page will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff - Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), at NDHQ, replacing MGen Ormsby.
     
  • Brigadier-General S.Y. Menard will be appointed Chief of Staff Operations to the Commander of Military Personnel Command, replacing Cmdre Page.

After distinguished service to Canada, Major-General C.J. Turenne will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointments:

  • Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, at NDHQ, replacing MGen Turenne.
     
  • Brigadier-General R. Pelletier will be appointed Commander 5th Canadian Division, in Halifax, replacing BGen Macaulay.

After distinguished service to Canada, Brigadier-General M.R. Barker retired from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:

  • Colonel M.I.N. Tremblay will be promoted Acting While So Employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Director General Aerospace Equipment Project Management.

After distinguished service to Canada, Commodore S.N. Cantelon will retire.


After distinguished service to Canada, Brigadier-General R. Delaney will retire.


After distinguished service to Canada, Brigadier-General S.M. Moritsugu will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:

  • Colonel J.W. Errington will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Military Signals Intelligence, in Ottawa, replacing BGen Moritsugu.

After distinguished service to Canada, Brigadier-General D.A. Quinn will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:

  • Colonel C.M. Harding will be promoted Acting While So Employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Canadian Joint Operations Command Chief of Staff Support, replacing BGen Quinn.

After distinguished service to Canada, Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:

  • Colonel M.C. Atkins will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff, UK, replacing BGen Thomas.

After distinguished service to Canada, Commodore M.B. Watson will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

  • Brigadier-General V.C. Tattersall will be appointed Director General Compensation and Benefits, at Military Personnel Command, in Ottawa, replacing Cmdre Watson.
     
  • Brigadier-General L.P. McGarry will be appointed Commander Military Personnel Generation, in Ottawa, replacing BGen Tattersall.
     
  • Brigadier-General J.R.M. Gagné will be appointed Chief of Staff Army Operations Canadian Army, at NDHQ, replacing BGen McGarry.
     
  • Colonel P.K. Scott will be promoted Acting While so Employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and will deploy on Op Proteus, replacing BGen Gagné.

Major-General D.W. Joyce will be appointed Deputy Commander Contin­ental US NORAD region, in Tyndall Florida, in a position that has been up-ranked to Major-General.

  • Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed Director General Inter­national Security Policy, in Ottawa, replacing MGen Joyce.
     
  • Brigadier-General C.J.J. Mialkowski will be appointed Commander 4th Canadian Division, in Toronto, replacing BGen Paul.
     
  • Colonel A.P. Mulawyshyn will be promoted Acting While so Employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Chief of Staff to the CDS, at NDHQ, replacing BGen Mialkowski.

Major-General J.P.A. Pelletier will be appointed Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Major- General J.H.C. Drouin.

  • Brigadier-General J.R.M. Lalumiere will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed RCAF Fighter Program Lead, at NDHQ, replacing MGen Pelletier.
     
  • Brigadier-General C.R. Keiver will be appointed Director General Air Force Development, in Ottawa, replacing BGen Lalumiere.
     
  • Brigadier-General M.H. St-Louis will deploy on Op Impact as Joint Task Force Commander, replacing BGen Keiver.
     
  • Colonel J.R.S. Boivin will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Deputy Commanding General (US) I Corps, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington USA, replacing BGen St-Louis.

Brigadier-General A.M.T. Downes will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will continue to serve in his current position as Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group / Surgeon General for the CAF, at NDHQ, in a position that has been up-ranked to Major-General.


Commodore S.M. Waddell will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and appointed to a new position as Vice Commander 2nd Fleet United States Navy, in Norfolk Virginia.

  • Captain (Navy) C.A. Robinson will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and appointed Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, at NDHQ, replacing Cmdre Waddell.

Brigadier-General A.T. Benson will be appointed to a new position as Deputy Director General Data Strategy and Innovation, in Ottawa.

  • Colonel R.B. Dundon will be promoted Acting While So Employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed as Director General Land Equipment Program Management, at NDHQ, replacing BGen Benson.

Brigadier-General S.T. Boyle will be appointed to a new position as Deputy Director General Continental Policy, in Ottawa.

  • Colonel J.R.L. Guillette will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing BGen Boyle.

Brigadier-General A.R. Day will deploy on Op Foundation as Combined Aerospace Operations Center Director, in Qatar.

  • Brigadier-General M.M.L. Rafter will be appointed Director General Air Staff and Director General Air Reserve, at NDHQ, replacing BGen Day.
     
  • Colonel C.J. Zimmer will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed as Strategic J4 for the Canadian Armed Forces, at NDHQ, replacing BGen Rafter.

Commodore Acting While So Employed J.M. Hamilton will be promoted substantive to the rank of Commodore and will continue to serve in his current position as Director General Defence Force Planning.


Brigadier-General Acting While So Employed A.R. Jayne will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue as Director General Cyberspace.


Commodore Acting While So Employed R.L. Patterson will be promoted substantive to the rank of Commodore and will continue in her current position as Director General Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct.


Commodore Acting While So Employed B.A. Peats will be promoted substantive to the rank of Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, in Halifax NS, replacing Cmdre Skjerpen.

Commodore C.T. Skjerpen will be appointed Director General Plans – Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ, replacing Cmdre Acting While So Employed Peats.


Brigadier-General Acting While So Employed P.C. Sabourin will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve as Director General Information Manage­ment Operations.


Colonel J.G.M. Bilodeau will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed to a new position as Director General Clinical Services / Deputy Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group, in Ottawa.

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